Backup server files as tar.gz (Bash script)

This is a quick and simple backup script, specifically created for use with Online.net’s 100GB FTP Storage, which is given for free when buying one of their dedicated servers. The script below is simple, saves as ‘sudo sh backup_files2ftp.sh’ and fill out the ‘Backup options’, ‘FTP Connection details’, and your email address. Run the script […]

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Disabling WordPress public REST API

I’ve recently found that the public WP REST API endpoints within WordPress can provide information which can be used in ‘hacking’ attempts. One such endpoint is ‘/wp-json/wp/v2/users’ (e.g. https://yourdomain.com/wp-json/wp/v2/users), this will display Admin usernames to any unauthenticated user. There are a couple of way to mitigate this risk, install the Disable REST API or add […]

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Notifying Google of an XML sitemap via a URL

Today I found out you can easily notify Google of an XML sitemap by ‘pinging’ Google via a GET request: http://www.google.com/webmasters/sitemaps/ping?sitemap=URLOFSITEMAP.xml You can perform this via PHP, or if running on Linux; use wget.

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Quick and Easy SSL chipers

I’ve recently came across the https://cipherli.st/ site, from the cron.weekly email newsletter (I highly suggest you sign-up, some great posts and sites featured). Cipherli.st allows you to copy and paste SSL ciphers for a variety of web software (Apache, Nginx, etc.).

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Favourite typefaces of 2017 so far

This list features some of my favourite typefaces so far for 2017. Most are from websites I have seen over the past couple of months, others are ones I have known about for a while – see the list below:     Activ Groteske By Dalton Maag Download: https://www.daltonmaag.com/library/aktiv-grotesk Price: Paid, dependant on styles and […]

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In-page embedded viewable PDF documents without a PDF reader

Here is a neat trick which I’ve found: using a tool by Google named Docs Viewer you can embed PDF (Or office and Postscript) files into a webpage to be viewed on screen, even without a PDF reader plugin installed in the user’s browser. Simply use the snippet below and change where your_document_here is mentioned twice […]

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Web Inspiration for May 2017

This is mostly for me. A list of a bunch of websites I have found extremely useful for design inspiration this month. Simply Measured Charles Schwab WeVideo Stripe Atlas Allocadia QuickBase Opbeat Centare Graphical House Lugg.com Culinaria Detectify Progress Infusionsoft

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Free stock photo and mockup websites for 2017

This list is a further update to the one I posted back in April 2016. There has been a few more sites I have found since then: PEXELS – https://www.pexels.com/ License: https://www.pexels.com/photo-license/ Unsplash – https://unsplash.com/ License: https://unsplash.com/license RGB Stock – http://www.rgbstock.com/ License: http://www.rgbstock.com/license New Old Stock – http://nos.twnsnd.co/ License: http://nos.twnsnd.co/rights-and-usage Jay Mantri – http://jaymantri.com/ License: […]

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